Recipe Roundup: No-Cook Summer Recipes

Recipe Roundup: No-Cook Summer Recipes

May 28, 2014 4 comments

With summer right around the corner, I thought I would do a recipe roundup of some delicious summer foods that do not require the oven or stove. Using either during the hot summer months can be brutal, so I try to avoid it at all costs. Below are some of my favorite no-cook summer recipes. Click the links to be directed to the original posts with the recipes. Enjoy!   […]

Farro Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella

May 21, 2014 7 comments
Summer Farro Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Mozarella, and Fresh Basil ll A healthy and filling vegetarian salad that's perfect for meal prep and potlucks! ll

When summer hits, I hate using my oven. It is already too dang hot, so why add another ten degrees to my kitchen? That is why I LOVE making salads during the summer. You may remember how much I love farro – I’ve posted two yummy farro salads already here and here. This Farro Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella is my current obsession. The thing I love most about grain salads is […]

Weekend Through Photos

May 19, 2014 8 comments
Weekend Through Photos

Hello! I hope your Monday is off to a good start. It was a beautiful weekend in Los Angeles. These photos should show you a little bit of what I was up to. Spring is definitely here (okay, it is pretty much always spring in LA, but go with me here). This beautiful Jacaranda tree outside our apartment just began to blossom. I love looking out our window and seeing […]

Mom’s Best Baking Tips

May 6, 2014 2 comments
Mom's Best Baking Tips

I’ve mentioned this plenty before, but my mom is a fantastic baker. I’ve learned so much by watching her mix, stir, roll, ice, and slice in the kitchen. My mom would admit she is a total perfectionist, and I think that is what makes her such a great baker. I, personally, don’t have the same level of patience,  so I don’t follow everything she does (e.g. all of her cookies […]

Green Beans with Shallots and Pine Nuts

May 2, 2014 2 comments
Green Beans with Shallots and Pine Nuts - Little Chef Big Appetite

This is a simple and healthy side dish that comes together in less than 15 minutes and requires only three ingredients! I personally hate when people take green beans and smother them with unhealthy creams and toppings. Good quality green beans are so delicious and do not need a lot of added junk to please your taste buds! Shallots and greens go together like peanut butter and jelly (that is […]

Healthy Chicken Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

April 29, 2014 4 comments
Healthy Spring Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette. A light and refreshing recipe for spring and summer! ll

This Healthy Chicken Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe is a light and nutritious meal for spring and summer. It’s great for meal prep, too. Just make sure to pack the lemon vinaigrette in a separate container and toss when you get to work or school. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I am on a serious salad kick recently. I used to hate making salads […]

We Finally Have Groceries

April 21, 2014 2 comments
Groceries - Little Chef Big Appetite

After two weekends of traveling, I was really looking forward to a low-key weekend. I had a blast in Las Vegas for my company’s retreat and in NYC visiting all our friends, but a weekend at home was very needed. There were one million errands and to-dos I needed to catch up on. My biggest priority: groceries. Our fridge has been empty, which I think is very sad to look at. We’ve […]

NYC: Experimental Cocktail Club

April 17, 2014 2 comments
NYC: Experimental Cocktail Club

I had an amazing time in NYC this past weekend. Travis and I crammed so much into four short days. Part of the reason we were going to NYC was so Travis and his best friend, Ben, could celebrate their birthdays together with a bunch of our friends from college. The entire weekend was packed with birthday festivities, catching up with so many old friends, and eating some seriously delicious […]

Greek Yogurt Face Mask

April 10, 2014 2 comments
Greek Yogurt Face Mask - Little Chef Big Appetite

You see a lot of Greek Yogurt on here, don’t you? I just love the stuff. It is so healthy and packed with protein, so it keeps you full for a long time. I use Greek Yogurt in my kitchen in so many ways. Recently around here you’ve seen it served with my delicious Cardamom Granola. And also in my yummy Curried Yogurt Dip! But did you know that Greek […]

Making Me Smile

March 31, 2014 4 comments
Making Me Smile

Sometimes we go through our day-to-day routine and don’t stop to acknowledge the little things in our lives that make us happy. I know that I often get so caught up in my daily rush, that I often forget to do this. So, here are a few things in my life that are currently making me smile:   Snail Mail I love the feeling of coming home and finding a […]